Imam Souleimane Konaté is the head of the Masjid al-Aqsa mosque in Harlem for over a decade. He is also General Secretary of the Council of African Imams Inc., and the Vice-President of Harlem Islamic Leadership Inc. Deeply involved in building bridges across cultures, Konate leads the effort to promote interfaith dialogue between Muslims and non Muslims. He practiced journalism in Saudi Arabia for several years and understands how communication can build bridges of cooperation. Imam Konaté has been profiled by many news organizations including the New York Times, NPR, and the Daily News especially for his moderate voice of reason in a post 9/11 world.